Alexander Rossi News
|Sunday, August 28, 2016 6:21PM
The Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Texas Motor Speedway today to complete the unfinished business that Mother Nature had left behind. With 177 laps remaining when inclement weather forced a red flag on the Firestone 600 in June, Alexander Rossi had been sitting in 13th, meaning that would be where he started at today's "Restart Your Engines”, as the event picked up where Lap 71 left off.
Under the evening lights, and sporting the stunning green Castrol EDGE livery on the No. 98 car, Alexander drove a clean race to finish his first Texas Motor Speedway event in 11th, and added another 19 points to his Championship bid tally. Despite an incident filled race, with one of the closest finishes in the...
|Monday, August 22, 2016 11:46PM
Returning to race competition following a three week break, Verizon IndyCar Series headed to Pocono Raceway for this weekend’s ABC Supply 500. A weekend full of drama but a fundamentally strong race car was curtailed by a crash on pit lane, after Alexander Rossi had re-fueled from the lead, cutting short what was looking to be one of the Californian’s strongest races of the season so far.
With Union Jack flags waving high above pit lane in honor of the one-year anniversary of losing Justin Wilson at Pocono Raceway, the Andretti Autosport stable of four took to the 2.5-mile triangular oval on Saturday for a morning practice session followed by qualifying for Round 14 of the 2016 Verizon...
|Monday, August 01, 2016 1:58AM
Alexander Rossi comes away from Mid-Ohio after a frustrating weekend; the Andretti Autosport Driver sits on 316 points and has moved to 11th overall in 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. With four races of his debut season remaining, the Californian rookie is hungry to turn the tables and move up in the Championship standings.
The first 55 minutes of Friday's free practice session went off without issue at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, until Conor Daly skidded into the Turn 2 tire barrier, bringing out the red flag with less than 20 minutes remaining. After an uneventful morning session, Practice 2 was cut short due to rain, after a torrential downpour limited running for all the teams and...
|Monday, July 18, 2016 7:04AM
Alexander Rossi keeps hold of his 7th place in the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship battle following a challenging weekend at the Honda Indy Toronto. With a tally of 300 points overall, the Californian rookie now sits 39 points behind Tony Kanaan, and 44 points away from 5th place driver Josef Newgarden.
Indy cars may have been racing on the streets of Toronto’s Exhibition Place for three decades, but it was a different racetrack that greeted the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto, and Alexander’s debut in Canada. While the familiar location is hosting its 30th Indy car race weekend, the historic circuit features some minor changes this year, adding a new layer to the...
|Monday, July 11, 2016 2:55AM
Alexander Rossi secured a strong sixth place finish in the Iowa Corn 300, finishing top rookie once more in his third oval race, and leading the Andretti Autosport quartet. The Californian collected 28 more valuable points to add to his Championship tally, where he now sits on 286 overall, with today’s result moving Alexander up to 7th in the Driver Rankings.
It may be the shortest track on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, but Iowa Speedway is one of the most demanding. At but 0.894 of a mile in length, the rural Iowa oval drives more like a superspeedway with its higher banking that demands carrying consistent speed throughout the lap. And with such short straights, it places the cars...
|Friday, July 08, 2016 9:04AM
Team Rossi Motorsports today reveals a new alliance with BLKBX Creative Group, a premier Los Angeles based digital creative media firm who will pair up with the 2016 INDY 500 Champion and ESPY Nominee Alexander Rossi. Beginning this race weekend in Iowa, the No.98 Castrol EDGE / Curb Honda of Alexander’s Andretti Autosport IndyCar will carry the BLKBX brand.
BLKBX, a leading design agency located in the heart of the entertainment industry, has an impressive resume with their roster of clients including; Disney, Pixar, DC Comics, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, NBC Universal, Amazon, ABC, and Seriously Entertainment to name a few. The partnership perfectly aligns both...
|Monday, June 27, 2016 8:20AM
The Verizon IndyCar Series made its return to Elkhart Lake's Road America for this weekend's Round 10 of competition, the first appearance for the America open-wheel championship at the scenic 4.048-mile road course in nearly a decade. Alexander Rossi fought a hard race at the circuit he’s previously had success at in his career, with front wing failure compromising the end result of what looked to be a very competitive KOHLER Grand Prix. The rookie now sits 10th in the overall IndyCar Series Championship, with a tally of 257 points overall.
The first day on track was met with interrupted practice sessions for the American driver. Following the strong test at the Road America circuit last week, Alexander felt...
|Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:18PM
Andretti-Herta Autosport rookie, Alexander Rossi has been nominated for the 2016 ESPYaward “Best Driver” for his fuel-saving victory at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Rossi, a California-native, was also awarded the Fastest Rookie and Rookie of the Year honors for the 2016 Indianapolis 500. The 24-year-old became only the 10th rookie ever to win the 500-mile race in its history; the first since Helio Castroneves in 2001 and the first American rookie since Louis Meyer in 1928.
“It is such a huge honor to be nominated for Best Driver at the ESPYS this...
|Sunday, June 05, 2016 5:23PM
Alexander Rossi has moved up to P5 in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship after collecting solid points at the double weekend header in Detroit, Michigan. As the 2016 Championship season reaches its mid-way mark, Alexander now sits on a points tally of 242 overall, and is just 17 points away from 4th place driver Josef Newgarden.
This weekend saw the Californian driver return to the No 98 NAPA Auto Parts / Curb Honda blue and yellow car for the only double-header race weekend on the calendar. The 2.34-mile, 13-turn street circuit on Belle Isle in Detroit presented numerous challenges to drivers - from hard braking zones to speedy straights - with minimal opportunities for overtaking.
|Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:08AM
Alexander Rossi wrote his name in the history books, winning the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 and taking his first Verzion IndyCar Series win in spectacular style. Starting from the 11th position on the grid, the American won the iconic race in front of a sold-out audience, driving the No. 98 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Honda for the Andretti Autosport team, and becoming the first rookie to win the prestigious race in 15 years.
The 200-lap race marked a new chapter for Alexander's open-wheel story, finding victory at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway with his sixth career Verizon IndyCar Series start. Alexander becomes the 70th winner in race history and will...